Burton high school student donates bottled water to students at Flint Hamady
BURTON, MI —
Bendle High School Sophomore Chase Harrison says once he heard students in the Flint Community Schools couldn't drink the water at school, he had to do something to help.
"They're humans, they're people. They need clean water for drinking. I would want someone to help me if I was in that situation," Harrison says.
So he went to school on Thursday and started going classroom to classroom to ask the students and teachers to donate any extra change they had so he could buy bottled water, and give it to students at Flint Hamady.
"Between Thursday and Friday I was able to raise approximately $100. So my mom and I went to the store, bought 1,000 bottles of water, and dropped it off to the coaches before the game on Friday," Harrison says.
Britt Harrison, Chase's mom, says it's hard to believe students anywhere aren't able to drink the water at school. Let alone, in Michigan.
"I could not imagine. It's basically like they are living in a third world country, but they're right down the street," Britt Harrison says.
Chase says he's now taking his donation drive from the classroom, to his neighbors. He says he's going to continue to help as long as there is a need.
"As long as it takes for them to fix the water," Harrison says.